Jan 29 2011

Valentine Vignette & Giveaway

Valentine's Day Décor Ideas

by: Sarah Gunn

I look for any excuse to switch up decor and accessories in my home. Now that my holiday decorations are packed away, I wanted to bring pretty back. Valentine’s Day is nearly here so I used it as my inspiration to create a romantic vignette in my bedroom.

I started with layering art:

flowers on canvas {just like my wedding bouquet} given to us from my parents as a gift,

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a Valentine inspired piece I created ,

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I placed those with an ikea print and three photos of my family.

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Together, they look like this:

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Then I dressed the table with:

my jewelry tree,

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two love birds and some sparkle,

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and topped it off with two of my favourites: fresh flowers and seashells.

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I have to say, I love having so much pretty to wake up to every day!

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Now for the fun part: I am hosting my first giveaway {of something I made} ever!

I would love to make a personalized Valentine piece like this {unframed} for one of you!

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Leave me a comment as one entry. Tweet the link to this contest for another entry {leave me a separate comment saying you did}. Don't forget to leave me your email address!

Open to residents of Canada and the US. {please note that I can't guarantee arrival to the US before Valentine's Day though!}

Contest closes Friday, February 4th. Good luck!!

Check out some other amazing Valentine decor inspiration over at The Stories of A to Z.  Beth is hosting a Valentine Mantel Linky Party {also another first for me!}.
 

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Jan 18 2011

Metallic Ahhh

great metallic accessories from Urban Barn

by: Sarah Gunn

I know that bronze may be taking over the design world again, and it is growing on me, but I think I will always be drawn to silver, nickel and chrome.

I recently went to Urban Barn for the first time and I fell in love with these metallic pieces. You know what else I love about Urban Barn? It is Canadian!

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1. Metallic fruit $8.00
2. Mecca hammered oval vase $30.00
3. Kool bench $249.00
4. Postino mailbox $100.00
5. Mecca hammered bulb vase $40.00
6. Silver Circle Pendant Light $84.00

The bench is my absolute favourite! Which one do you love?
 

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Jan 10 2011

Honesuckle: My Happy Colour

Pink: it's not just for little girl's rooms anymore!

by: Sarah Gunn

I am in love....with the colour pink.

It has always been my favourite colour so I could not be more excited that Pantone chose Honeysuckle as its colour of the year for 2011.

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I love this bright happy shade. Don’t you?


You can go all out...

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{photo credits: pantone, homes and gardens, traditional home, paint quality, apartment therapy, baer home design, room envy, graham and brown}


...or you can introduce subtle touches of happy honeysuckle through the use of accessories

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{photo credits: decorpad, nieman marcus {2}, floral essentials, lonny mag}


What do you think of Honeysuckle? Do you love it or hate it?

 

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Sarah Gunn provides creative, beautiful decorating, and styling services. She is dedicated to creating spaces for clients that represent their personality and style in the most beautiful and functional way. Good design comes from the heart and Sarah dedicates herself to ensuring each project is happy-making. 

Sarah offers full decorating services, design consultations, e-design, and party styling. She has a special place in her heart for decorating children's rooms. Sarah is a regular design and DIY expert on Cityline and her design work has been featured in Today's Parent Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Houzz, PBteen, and HGTV.com

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